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Old 12-20-2008, 09:33 AM   #11
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Circs for me too ... much more versatile than straights.

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Old 12-20-2008, 11:13 AM   #12
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When you get your circs you will get 2 cables + 2 buttons in each size cable. Just screw the button on one end, the needle on the other end of the cables and you have your straight needles. Works great.
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Old 12-20-2008, 11:16 PM   #14
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Without a doubt, CIRCULARS!
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Old 12-21-2008, 12:53 AM   #15
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I'll add to the concensus - circulars, definitely.

I have the Options Interchangeable and you couldn't buy them back from me for twice what I paid for them! They're wonderful, for straight and circular knitting.

Whichever you choose, have lots and lots of fun!

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Old 12-21-2008, 04:03 AM   #16
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I have both sets of harmony needles. Depending on your preference and finances both styles are needed. Sometimes you get in the mood to knit "straight" and at other times, "circular". Sometimes the project also dictates what needle type is needed. Shawls, afghans, etc. usually call for cirulars because of the number of stitches to be casted-on. After knitting for 30 years, I have all types of needles and use them whenever the mood dictates. My preference - metal. Love the new Signatures. Hope this helps.
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Old 12-21-2008, 05:45 AM   #17
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I like knitting with straights as well as circs but if I were going to get a whole set then I'd go for the circs.
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Old 12-21-2008, 11:55 AM   #18
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I have both sets of harmony needles. Depending on your preference and finances both styles are needed.
I never use straights so I'd say if you own circs they are not needed. Some people prefer them for certain things though.

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Old 12-21-2008, 02:10 PM   #19
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I am also new to knitting.... I am wanting to get a set of needles of my own. I see that everyone recommends circular needles - but can someone explain the interchangeable sets to me?
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Old 12-21-2008, 02:31 PM   #20
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Interchangeable sets come with a set of tips in several sizes and about 4 different size cords which you can change out according to the length and size of needle you need. They generally cover the whole range of sizes and so you wouldn't need to buy a lot of different needles, therefore saving money in the long run. You can usually also buy tips and cords separately, either to try out or to add to your set.

Here are the Knitpicks Options that people mention (in metal, they also come in wood)

This is the Boye kit - and the Denise set -
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